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Automation Technologist II

Company: Ambry Genetics
Location: Aliso Viejo
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

JOB OVERVIEW: The primary duties of this position are to assist other Automation Team members in assay automation development, as well as support the Clinical Laboratory by aiding in recovery and troubleshooting validated laboratory instruments. This position also plays a role in designing, optimizing, validating, maintaining, and troubleshooting automation tools for our clinical diagnostic assays.JOB RESPONISBILITIES:Aid in the design and development of automated diagnostic and genomic assays for use in a CLIA/CAP regulated setting.Provide prompt, high quality on-site laboratory instrumentation and troubleshooting support to the Clinical Department.Assist with training of manual and automated protocols directly with the Clinical Department, Validation Team, and Automation Team.Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams such as IT, Clinical and Validations.Participate in drafting Standard Operating Procedures for new assays and updating existing Standard Operating Procedures as needed.Ensure Quality Control requirements are met for instrumentation.Perform general tasks that may include but are not limited to assistance in development, validation and troubleshooting of the following: reagent plating, DNA isolation and purification, PCR, electrophoresis, gel photography and analysis, Next-Generation sequencing library preparation, Sanger Sequencing, aCGH microarrays, and Sequencing analysis.Maintain a professional attitude towards co-workers, instrument vendors, and support specialists.Understand and adhere to safety guidelines.Position requires sitting, bending, standing, and walking the entire workday.JOB REQUIREMENTS:BS and/or MS degree in a life sciences field: Biology, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology or related field.Strong understanding of molecular and cellular biology.Understanding of Laboratory Automation, Sanger Sequencing, Next-Generation Sequencing, and Microarrays preferred.Expertise with Microsoft Office products, especially Word and Excel.Programming knowledge in languages such as Python, MATLAB, VB.net, or VBScript is a plus.Minimum of 1-2 years of laboratory research experience in an academic or industrial setting.Experience with Tecan Evoware Standard Software or Tecan Fluent Control is a plus.Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization is a must.About UsAmbry Genetics Corporation is a CAP-accredited and CLIA-licensed molecular genetics laboratory based in Aliso Viejo, California. We are a genetics-based healthcare company that is dedicated to open scientific exchange so we can work together to understand and treat all human disease faster.At Ambry, everyone is welcome. A career at Ambry Genetics is a chance to be part of a dynamic company that aims to improve health by understanding the relationships between genetics and human disease. We earned our reputation as industry leaders by responsibly introducing cutting-edge genetic testing solutions and continually sharing what we learn with the global scientific community.At Ambry you will be learning, challenging yourself, and having fun while collaborating with teammates through the open exchange of ideas. Our outstanding benefits program includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, FSA, and generous paid time off (PTO) program. Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and we maintain a drug-free work environment.Ambry Genetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race (and traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.Ambry does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters, third party recruiting agencies, outside recruiters or firms without an executed contract in place. We are not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by Ambry. Such resumes will be deemed the sole property of Ambry and will be processed accordingly.

Keywords: Ambry Genetics, Aliso Viejo , Automation Technologist II, Other , Aliso Viejo, California

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